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Status Ain't Hood

Gunplay Will Still Beat The Shit Out Of You

Pity the rap-crew enforcer. It's a vital but thankless job. Every ascendant rap Michael Jordan needs a Charles Oakley, a guy there to reinforce the…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Metro Boomin Is The Best Rap Producer To Come Along In Years

Gucci Mane isn't a consistently great rapper anymore. It's OK. It happens. It happens to a lot of once-dominant rappers once their unreal creative peaks…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am

Status Ain't Hood

Buddy & Kaytranada Make Effortless, Breezy Summertime Rap Music

There are so many kinds of good rapping. There are the obvious forms, of course. There's the breathless technical rapping. There's the idiosyncratic, inventive, stylistically…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2017 - 12:56 pm

More Gunplay stories

Status Ain't Hood

Metro Boomin Is The Best Rap Producer To Come Along In Years

Gucci Mane isn't a consistently great rapper anymore. It's OK. It happens. It happens to a lot of once-dominant rappers once their unreal creative peaks…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am

Status Ain't Hood

Six Albums That Prove Underground Rap Is In A Great Place Right Now

This is a complete bullshit occurs-to-you-in-the-shower thought, but bear with me here: Trap music is our disco. It's our late-'10s equivalent of what was happening…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2017 - 2:50 pm

Status Ain't Hood

DJ Khaled Has Made A Lot Of Bangers Without Actually Doing Anything

There's a moment toward the end of "I'm The One," the new DJ Khaled posse cut that is currently somehow the #1 song in the
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2017 - 12:23 pm

Status Ain't Hood

A Mannie Fresh Comeback Needs To Happen

"Hate" is a fun song: jittery bounce beat, tingly synthetic bells, humming keyboard riff, chanted hook, three rappers tripping all over each other and talking…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2016 - 11:46 am

2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

Gunplay – “From The Jump” (Feat. Triple C’s) Video

The existence of Gunplay's hard-as-Gibraltar street-rap album Living Legend still feels somewhat miraculous, so it's my pleasure to remind you that it exists. The Miami…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Stream Gunplay Living Legend

A couple of miracles today: Gunplay, the bloodthirsty Miami rapper who has been wrecking shit on mixtapes for years, is finally getting to release a…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Gunplay – “Blood On The Dope” (Feat. Yo Gotti & PJK)

Gunplay's debut studio album, Living Legend (exaggerate much, Gunplay?), will be out 7/31, and today he's shared a new song off the record. It's called…
Caitlin White | July 17, 2015 - 11:33 am

Gunplay – “Be Like Me” (Feat. Rick Ross)

Embattled Miami rapper Gunplay's Living Legend is finally coming out at the end of this month, and we've already heard the YG-featuring lead single "Wuzhanindoe."
Chris DeVille | July 10, 2015 - 10:43 am

Gunplay – “Wuzhanindoe” (Feat. YG) Video

If all goes according to plan, we will soon live in a world where the ferocious Florida rapper Gunplay has a major-label album to his…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Chinx Drugz And Legacy Cut Short

A couple of years ago, I saw French Montana headline the FADER Fort during SXSW, and he brought a pair of deeply random guests with…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Gunplay – “Wuzhanindoe” (Feat. YG)

Miami's Gunplay is arguably the greatest shouter currently working in rap. But for reasons that go way beyond choosing the name "Gunplay," it never looked…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Week In Rap: Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, & Major-Label Rap’s Age Of Weirdness

Not that long ago, major recording companies employed whole offices full of people whose whole purpose was to shape and mold rappers, to turn them…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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